Jon Mechanic’s practice focuses on all aspects of entertainment law. He represents producers in the development, financing, production and distribution of film and television projects, as well as visual effects and animation companies. He also represents lenders active in the entertainment industry.
Jon Mechanic earned his LL.M. from UCLA School of Law, where he was awarded the Masin Family Award for Academic Excellence in Motion Picture Financing Transactions and graduated in the top 10% of his class. Prior thereto, he earned his LL. B. and B.C.L. from McGill University Faculty of Law, where he was awarded a J. W. McConnell Scholarship.
Prior to joining the firm, Jon Mechanic gained diverse experience practicing at a prominent Vancouver-based boutique entertainment law firm, and preceding that, at the Montréal office of an international law firm, where his practice focused on the financing of films and television programs, including American, Canadian, and UK projects, as well as international co-productions. In addition, he also worked in the business and legal affairs department of a prominent Los Angeles production company.
Jon co-created and participated in a podcast series entitled “Show Me the Money! —Film Financing” and has co-presented a Barreau du Québec conference entitled “Techtainment – La convergence entre la technologie et le divertissement”.
Active in the community, he has held various leadership positions within community organizations, and currently chairs the Shaar Hashomayim Young Professionals Committee.